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Sony DSC-QX30 Digital Camera

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20.4MP 30x CMOS Sep 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Get Closer Than Ever Before With The QX30Capture beautiful shots, whatever the distance, with the DSC-QX30 featuring 30x optical zoom, Optical SteadyShot, and Lock-on AF. Now you can shoot images... More
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27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Chip.com.my gave this Sony camera an "Outstanding" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Seven experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this digital camera on average 71 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, DSC-QX30 owners rated this digital camera as exceptional. This means that users think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras of a comparable type and age.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Sony DSC-QX30 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Sony Cyber-shot QX30 is one of Sony's "Smart Lens" cameras, designed to be used with a smartphone” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com also wrote “It gives you an impressive 30x optical zoom lens, vastly improving the reach of your camera”. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “It looks like a giant add-on lens for your smartphone.” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. One Sony DSC-QX30 owner concluded that the product had a good autofocus. Katia mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The focus is fast” in her review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Eight Sony DSC-QX30 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “This lense is fantastic with excellent images in all conditions with little or no noise on any photos.”. Amazon Customer also said “I'm really impressed with this device as in full zoomed in pictures are again of high quality”. Katia wrote two years ago “The pictures are good even at low light” .

Some Sony DSC-QX30 owners thought this digital camera had a good image sensor. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “The idea is to give you a high quality sensor with prope” in their review. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their Sony DSC-QX30 review on expert review site Steve's Digicams “The press photographs says "Exmor R" implying this is a 10.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of recording Full HD 1080/60p videos”.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-QX30 thought it was easy to use. Two years ago Adbona said “Slow shutter speeds make it fun to use” in their review of the Sony DSC-QX30. Katia said “Fast and easy to use!”. Ephotozine said “Easy to use with app”.

One customer mentioned that the product had a good experience. Three years ago Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “Neither was a seamless, particularly quick experience” in their Sony DSC-QX30 review.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-QX30 was good quality. Adbona wrote “The zoom is amazing and the picture quality is great” and scored the Sony DSC-QX30 very highly. Amazon Customer wrote “What i really wanted this for was the zoom to get better quality wildlife and country pics” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Hsn1989 wrote on Amazon two years ago “Can take high quality images ( get use to be asked which app you are using for these picturesXD” in their Sony DSC-QX30 review.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Digital cameras built by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-QX30 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and said “The Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 is another camera from Sony which fits into the “lens camera” category of the company's compact camera line-up”. Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera “It seemed like an interesting solution to the problem of declining compact camera sales”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product said that it was good looking. Two years ago Hsn1989 wrote on Amazon “Works as charms very beautiful images compared to smarphones camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony DSC-QX30 owner said in their reviews that it was noisy.

Robust

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “A built in screen” in their Sony DSC-QX30 review but they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Baitman wrote “He loves it, always discovering new and interesting features” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony DSC-QX30 owner who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One Sony DSC-QX30 owner reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-QX30 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-QX30 which do not support Full HD video, the Sony DSC-QX30 supports Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-QX30 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have an image stabilizer.

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Very High Megapixel

Cameras of this age and spec have megapixels of between 1.3MP and 21MP. With a megapixel of 20.4 megapixels, the DSC-QX30's megapixel is one of the highest amongst digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the DSC-QX30 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-QX30. The average optical zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 12x, and the optical zooms range from 3x to 30x.

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras of this spec and age is 35fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps. When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-QX30, the DSC-QX30's motion JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-QX30 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Daylight", "Cloudy" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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BIONZ X Image Processor

This digital camera has a BIONZ X image processor, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-QX30 has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-QX30 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Sony digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-QX30 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 8,000, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Sony DSC-QX30 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Centre weighted Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said “It's not cheap” in their review although they gave the product a rating of 5 stars. One Sony DSC-QX30 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-QX30 was not good value for money.

Poor Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not have a built-in flash. The Sony DSC-QX30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony NEX-3NL[plb_2618177_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The DSC-QX30 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-QX30, the DSC-QX30 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-QX30 are not 3D. The Sony DSC-QX30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-QX30 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony DSC-QX30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DSC-QX30 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-QX30 the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DSC-QX30 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-QX30 take between 200 and 479 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-QX30

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-QX30 over two years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 178 grams, the Sony DSC-QX30 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-QX30.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Technical Details
Image Processor
Optical Zoom
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Image Processor

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Expert Reviews

(17)
9 December 2015

The Sony Cyber-shot QX30 is an easy way to add a 30x optical zoom lens camera to a smartphone, although for roughly the same price, you could get the Sony Cyber-shot WX500 , which offers a 30x...

Adds 30x optical zoom lens to your smartphone or tablet
Optical Image Stabilisation
Builtin tripod socket
WiFi and NFC
MicroUSB charging
Quite large
Doesn't add a flash, for that you need the Q 1
No filters, scene modes or panoramic shooting modes
WiFi connection can be disrupted
No screen
4 August 2015

In something smaller than a can of soda, you get a camera with 30x zoom reach. What is not to like about this thing?(previously published in issue July 2015)...

Chip.com.my

7 November 2014

At a glance 20.4-million-pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor Sony G Lens with 30x optical zoom 10fps burst-mode shooting Sony QX30 with an iPhone 4S attached Sony has followed its entirely original take on... Read more…

5 November 2014

The Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 is another camera from Sony which fits into the ?lens camera? category of the company's compact camera line-up. It doesn't include a screen, or a standard grip as you might... Read more…

23 October 2014

Ultimately, the success of this camera relies on the device that you're using it with. We used it with both an Android phone with NFC and an iPhone with Wi-Fi, and neither was a seamless,...

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 12 May 2015 by Geoman
Geoman would recommend the Sony CyberShot DSC-QX30 (Verified Purchase)

This camera give a whole new perspective to point and shoot. One can take some interesting angle pictures and in some hard to reach areas that other cameras are not able to do...

Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Bryandd
Bryandd would recommend the Sony CyberShot DSC-QX30 (Verified Purchase)

Fantastic lens/camera and a great addition to my iPhone. For those shots you just can't get without a zoom. My big problem is that I updated to an iPhone 6s Plus and the clap adapter will not fit... Read more…

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Moretti
Moretti would recommend the Sony CyberShot DSC-QX30

It's an excellent solution in case you need a good camera that t's easy to carry and with a very good zoom. This attached camera in "partnership" with your smartphone makes the role of a full... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Bought my qx30 lense with Techcom through Amazon it was slightly cheaper with been a demonstration model but was in as new condition so well pleased with the prompt service and overall condition... Read more…

Reviewed 21 May 2016 by Ernie
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent. It is sony...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dscqx30bce7, sony dscqx30, sony dscqx30b, sony dscqx30bce7
Barcodes 00795871621958, 04905524989144

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